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Digital Media and Wireless Communications in Developing Nations
Agriculture, Education, and the Economic Sector

ISBN 9780429029318
Published September 16, 2019 by Apple Academic Press
322 Pages 25 Color & 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Digital Media and Wireless Communication in Developing Nations: Agriculture, Education, and the Economic Sector explores how digital media and wireless communication, especially mobile phones and social media platforms, offer concrete opportunities for developing countries to transform different sectors of their economies. The volume focuses on the agricultural, economic, and education sectors. The chapter authors, mostly from Africa and India, provide a wealth of information on recent innovations, the opportunities they provide, challenges faced, and the direction of future research in digital media and wireless communication to leverage transformation in developing countries.

The volume provides important research on digital media and wireless communication within the context of developing countries that will be very useful for professionals from academia, government agencies, NGOs, technologists, entrepreneurs and investors, and others.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Potential Use Of Mobile Phones And Social Media In Agriculture

1. Potential of Mobile Phones as a Disruptive and Transformative Tool

Hector John Mongi and Alfred Said Sife

2. Transformative Power of Mobile Phones in the Indian Agro Supply Chain

George Joseph and K. A. Zakkariya

3. Potential of Mobile Phones and Social Media Platforms in the Agricultural Scenario

Kelvin Joseph Bwalya

4. The Role of Social Media in the Socio-Economic Development of Africa

Kehbuma Langmia

5. Mobile App-Based Expert System in Uganda: Combating Pests and Diseases in Tomatoes

Emmanuel Eilu

6. The Role of Mobile Phone Technology in Combating Illegal Timber Logging in Africa: A Review

Emmanuel Eilu

Part 2: Selected Applications Of Mobile Phones And Social Media In Education

7. Operational Use of Mobile Learning: Understanding and Retention of Curriculum Content

Jeremy Sunker et al.

8. Whatsapp-Based E-Learning in Adult Education for Lesotho’s Inmates: Methods and Evaluation

Selloane Pitikoe

9. Role of Teacher-Developer Relationship in Mobile Apps Learning

Soraya Sedkaoui

10. Integrating Social Media in Lesotho’s Distance Learning: Gaps and Opportunities

Selloane Pitikoe

11. Role of Social Networks in Health Care for Developing Countries

Jana Shafi, Amtul Waheed, and Sugapriya Dhanasekaran

Part 3: Recent Strategies For Mobile Phones And Social Media In The Economic Sector

12. Potential of Streaming Transmission to Mobile Phones as Reinforcement of Community Radios

Celestino V. Joanguete

13. Luxury Brands on a Social Media Platform

Amit Kumar

14. The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Sustainable Development

Mounia Khelfaoui

15. Mobile Technology versus the Era of Eco-Design

Mounia Khelfaoui and Soraya Sedkaoui

16. Reforming Public Finance Management in Africa Using an Integrated Financial Management System

Emmanuel Eilu

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Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor of Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department at the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus (UPRM), and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief for Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc.

Emmanuel Eilu, PhD, is a profound academic and holds a PhD in Information Technology from Makerere University in Uganda.